Floridians know you can always find locals and visitors alike gathering and awing at the grandiose former Versace Mansion. Most mistake the iconic space for a museum because of its extreme beauty. Yes, you can book a room at The Villa Casa Casuarina in all of its glory, but for those looking to experience the third most photographed property in the U.S. without staying over, Gianni’s, the on-site Italian and Mediterranean restaurant is open to the public.
Gianni’s is situated in what was once famous fashion designer Gianni Versace’s private dining room. Dine where famous guests such as Sir Elton John, Princess Diana and many others sat and lavishly lived their lives. Want alfresco dining? Sit outside in the Mosaic Garden right next to Versace’s ornate 54 ft. long gold tiled “Million Mosaic Pool.”
You can’t get closer to living the dream than actually sitting and eating where the celebrity once took his casual afternoon dip. Once you are done dining, check out the sophisticated Onyx Bar where his kitchen once stood, or get that Instagram in the picturesque courtyard filled with museum-worthy artwork, statues and an alluring fountain.
Dinner is available Tuesday through Sunday, from 6pm-12am, and lunch is available by appointment only.